Welcome to our blog!! We are learning to decorate cakes and loving every minute of it!! Join us by following our journey of designing and decorating cakes! Thanks for your interest and let us know what you think of our cakes by leaving a comment! -- Margie and Joy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A New Cake for the Hobby Lobby Display Case

Basket Weave Cake with Royal Frosting Flowers
     My first cake for the Hobby Lobby display case did not work too good.  The sun shines into the case and melts the fat in the frosting and turns the frosting weird colors...  So, this is plan B and I am hoping it will at least last longer than 3 weeks!!  It is made out of royal frosting - a frosting that has no fat and dries hard.  I also made the colors a little lighter so that they will not fade as quickly as a dark or bright color.

     The sides of this cake have a basket weave design and a reverse shell border on the top and bottom of the cake.  The roses, violets, apple blossoms, basketweave, and reverse shell border all come from Course 2 - Flowers and Cake Design!! 

     I am also working on a fondant cake to add to the display, just not sure how the sun will affect the fondant. A gift cake with a big bow on top would look awesome, but the heat would possibly make the bow fall flat.   Gum paste flowers from the Advanced Gum Paste Course 4 might be the way to go and it will help advertise Course 4 for the month of August!!

     Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Joy's Birthday Cake

Wilton Roses on white chocolate cake and frosting with raspberry filling!
Here is my daughter Joy's birthday cake!  She didn't care about it being pretty, she wanted it to taste good!  She chose white chocolate cake, raspberry filling, and with white chocolate frosting.

White chocolate frosting is very hard to work with!  It is hard to smooth nicely and also hard to pipe.  I was still happy with the end results.  I was hoping Joy would be able to help with this cake, but she was busy working with the Netcaster team that was at our church that week.  At least she was able to be home on her birthday!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thank You Cake

 Here is a cake given as a thank you.  Debby E. had surgery several weeks ago and her husband and their dog have been taking great care of her!  She asked for a small white cake with white frosting.  We talked about doing a bandaid cake, but when she sent us a picture of Curly and their dog, Daisy, I couldn't resist using it. 

The picture was printed with edible ink on potato paper. The frame is made of fondant that has been indented to look like wood, then painted with food coloring and flavoring.  The roses are simple rose buds, knowing that Debby loves roses, it seemed like a good choice!! 

This was a fun cake to make!  Hopefully Debby will be up and around SOON... we really miss her!!

Hobby Lobby Display Case

There is a display case at Hobby Lobby for me to advertise the Wilton Method classes.   I have papers about each course with pictures from the techniques taught with each course (Wilton provides them online for me to copy and use.)  I also have my class times also for those interested and Wilton papers with my information on them and the link to this blog. I also have a 'cake' that I made.
 The cake is actually a piece of styrofoam covered in Wilton Frosting and shells taught in the first class.  The violets made with royal frosting are taught in the second class.  The only problem I am having right now is that the sun shines into the foyer area and is slowly messing up the frosting.  I will have to redo this and will have to use solid white to frost it in.  The white should not show up the problems as easily.